MTN Uganda is set to transform the Ugandan capital market with the biggest initial public offering (IPO) since the Uganda Securities Exchange was launched. It could boost the number of shareholders registered in Uganda from current 40,000 to 200,000. Parent company MTN is Africa’s biggest mobile phone company by subscribers. The IPO covers 20% of […]
Market integration across 3 East African securities exchanges is moving fast with a target of being live and online by 31 December 2020. According to a news report, Uganda Securities Exchange, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange and Rwanda Stock Exchange are set to start trading as a single market after connecting their trading systems to […]
Roundup of African share offers (IPOs) for investors, including CIPLA-QCI closing 24 Aug in Uganda, Giza Spinning and Weaving in Egypt and telco MTN listings in Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria.
Paul Bwiso has big plans as new CEO of the Uganda Securities Exchange. Challenges include a rival exchange, more listings, automation and demutualization.
Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange topped the performance list for the 12 months to 31 Jan in USD, managing a 27% climb and beating the S&P 500 index which rose 11.9%.
Securities exchanges in East Africa are working together on infrastructure for tighter cooperation and links between Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and potentially Burundi through the East African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA).
Malawi came out as Africa’s top-performing exchange to USD-based investors over 2013 with a strong 62.4% return. Eight out of 13 African exchanges beat the S&P 500.
Uganda’s only power distributor, Umeme, said it plans to raise capital to invest in Uganda’s electricity sector through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Ugandan and Nairobi securities exchanges later in 2012
The number of investors from other East African countries opening trading accounts at Kenya’s Nairobi Stock Exchange is still very small, but has grown more consistently in the last 2 years than other categories of investors.
The Uganda Securities Exchange has today (7 March) extended its trading to 5 days a week, up from 3 days. USE Chief Executive Joseph Kitamirike said it would help meet local and international demand. It will also match trading on other East African exchanges, as the exchanges harmonize in terms of an East African common market.